Havant pupils to take part in Junior Citizen event and learn new skills

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SCHOOL children across one borough will learn how to keep safe and respect their area at a junior event which focuses on being a good citizen.

More than 1,000 pupils aged 10 and 11 from Havant primary schools are expected to attend the annual Junior Citizen event organised by Havant Borough Council.

They will learn about the importance of being good citizens and will also be encouraged to sign a pledge to do everything they can to help make their area a better place to live.

Councillor Narinder Bains, cabinet lead for neighbourhoods, safety and enforcement, said: ‘Junior Citizen is a great opportunity for us to engage with schoolchildren and to teach them how to keep safe in their community, school and at home.

‘Each year, pupils leave the event one step closer to becoming responsible citizens who will help make their community an even better place to live.’

This year, the event is being held at Fort Purbrook from Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 23.

The children will take part in five interactive workshops run by Hampshire police, the fire service, the RNLI, Southern Domestic Abuse Service and the council itself.

Each workshop will use a variety of videos, discussions and activities to bring the topics to life.

The children will learn what to do when a fire breaks out, how to respect their community and  recycle properly, as well as many other life skills.